CNN Just Admitted That The Global Food Crisis Isn’t Entirely Due To The Ukrainian Conflict
Granted, they of course laid partial blame on Russia for supposedly blocking Ukraine’s ports despite no evidence ever having been presented about this to the public and also didn’t mention the crushing impact of the West’s anti-Russian sanctions, but the rest of this globally influential outlet’s report could have been ripped from what the Russian Ambassador to the UN explained to the world in late May.
CNN is the latest Mainstream Media (MSM) outlet after Amnesty International, CBS News, and The Guardian to openly contradict key pillars of the US-led West’s information warfare campaign that’s been unprecedentedly waged against Russia throughout the course of the Ukrainian Conflict. The first-mentioned proved that Kiev illegally militarized residential areas and thus de facto exploited civilians as human shields, the second warned that Western arms to Ukraine risk falling into terrorists’ hands, while the third exposed just how poorly trained that crumbling former Soviet Republic’s forces are. Now CNN just admitted that the global food crisis isn’t entirely due to the Ukrainian Conflict.
Granted, they of course laid partial blame on Russia for supposedly blocking Ukraine’s ports despite no evidence ever having been presented about this to the public and also didn’t mention the crushing impact of the West’s anti-Russian sanctions, but the rest of this globally influential outlet’s report could have been ripped from what the Russian Ambassador to the UN explained to the world in late May. At the time, he informed everyone that the roots of the present crisis predate his country’s special military operation in Ukraine and are actually attributable to what CNN surprisingly agreed in their article are “pandemic-related disruptions, the climate crisis, conflict, food export restrictions and spiraling costs.”
That’s all true, but it was unexpected that CNN would share these facts with their audience after previously contributing to the US-led West’s information warfare campaign alleging that Russia was entirely responsible for this looming humanitarian crisis. It’s also commendable that they warned about how this risks provoking profound political changes across the Global South, which is once again something that’s been downplayed since this particular dimension of the propaganda war against Russia began. Overall, it can be said that CNN’s relevant piece actually isn’t all that bad if one can overlook the few swipes that they were obligated to take against Moscow.
It seems in hindsight that the Turkish-brokered deal for opening a so-called “grain corridor”, which was greatly facilitated by Russia’s entirely predictable goodwill gesture of pulling out from Snake Island in late June, was a game-changer in this respect. That development and the pivotal one that preceded it as was just explained ended up completely discrediting the official narrative up until that point alleging that a so-called “Russian blockade” was entirely responsible for the global food crisis. The US-led West simply couldn’t continue pushing the same propaganda after there was no longer even any semi-plausible pretext upon which to mislead their targeted audience.
Furthermore, it deserves to be mentioned that African Union Chairman Macky Sall agreed with President Putin during his visit to Sochi in early June that the US-led Western sanctions were to blame for this impending humanitarian catastrophe. That was actually the beginning of the end of this dimension of the MSM’s anti-Russian propaganda campaign since it set the basis for Turkey to redouble its efforts to present itself as the Global South’s savior by brokering the deal that it later did. Taken together, this sequence of events ensured that the MSM’s narrative would decisively shift in the opposite direction upon the successful departure of Ukrainian ships according to Ankara’s plan.
The larger trend though is that the entire narrative is decisively shifting as was earlier explained in the introduction to this analysis. If either of those four MSM outlet’s pieces were published by themselves without any of their peers following up in their own way, then there wouldn’t be any credible basis for concluding that these information warfare platforms are systematically dismantling the same false narrative that they themselves earlier built. There’s no way that the average Western media consumer isn’t picking up on this trend and starting to ask questions about everything that they were previously told and which is now being discredited by none other than those same outlets that earlier lied to them.
While it might still be a tad premature to predict and anything can happen to offset the scenario that’ll now be described such as Kiev successfully waging nuclear terrorism against the West by causing a radiation leak from the Russian-controlled Zaporozhye nuclear power plant that it’s recently started to attack, it can’t be discounted that the US-led West is getting ready to dump Zelensky. The reasons for this are simple enough nearly six months after the US provoked Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine and they’re that: Kiev has completely failed to reverse Moscow’s on-the-ground gains; the EU’s sanctions weakened its unity over this proxy war; and the US wants to “Pivot to Asia” (again) real soon.
Faced with these circumstances – the first of which wasn’t what they expected, the second is directly connected to the aforementioned, while the third is a voluntary choice stemming from the prior two – it makes sense why the US might be preparing to wrap up its failed NATO-led proxy war on Russia through Ukraine. Washington already successfully reasserted its hitherto declining unipolar hegemony over Europe on an anti-Russian basis and thus ensured that regional vassals like Poland can “lead from the front” for keeping pressure on Moscow even after the US’ potentially forthcoming disengagement from that theater of the New Cold War so it therefore follows that it wouldn’t be all that costly for it to do so.
The self-inflicted reputational damage brought about by literally reversing the official narrative towards the conflict can be mitigated by simply pumping its people up with even more propaganda to the point where they forget that which they were previously told and at a time in the past (what is currently the present as was explained) fleetingly realized was just fake news. It’s an admittedly pessimistic view about how easy it is for the Western elite to manipulate their people’s perceptions but there’s little reason to expect folks’ incipient awakening caused by the latest spree of MSM pieces systematically dismantling the prior narrative to lead to long-term changes in their perception.
In any case and regardless of the potential long-term consequences in terms of perception management, the takeaway from the present piece is that CNN’s admission that the global food crisis isn’t entirely caused by the Ukrainian Conflict stands as the latest in a series of articles directly contradicting the previously official narrative. It adds credence to the speculation that the US is seriously considering dumping Zelensky in the coming future even though that scenario can’t be predicted at this time with any clear degree of confidence. Nevertheless, it’s still a positive development that people are being informed of the truth since it might open some of their eyes and thus help them open others’.